21 November 1996 Autonomous lidar wind field sensor: performance predictions
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Abstract
Solid-state coherent Doppler lidar sensors operating at the eyesafe 2 micrometers wavelength have experienced rapid development over the past five years. Several ground-based and airborne systems have been successfully demonstrated. CTI is currently making significant strides toward the development of an autonomous, modest-cost wind field sensor for boundary-layer profiling. High spatial resolution 3D coverage for several kilometers around the lidar location will be possible at update rates of about a minute-- depending on the scan volume and grid size. This paper summarizes the results of detailed sensor performance modeling for the boundary layer profiler and discusses preliminary scan concepts and issues.
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Stephen M. Hannon, Stephen M. Hannon, Sammy W. Henderson, Sammy W. Henderson, J. Alex L. Thomson, J. Alex L. Thomson, Philip Gatt, Philip Gatt, } "Autonomous lidar wind field sensor: performance predictions", Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258888; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.258888
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